The internet and nurse education

Martin Aasbrenn, Anne Raustøl, Hanne Maria Bingen


Participation in a community of practice through asynchronous writing is useful for learning in higher education. We argue that such computer-mediated communication via the internet is valuable in nurse education, but that it often should take place at sites protected from search with access restricted to a limited group to make the students confident and enable learning. We further argue why we think discussion of patient stories in educational settings often should be done without computers. Reflection around patient stories is a fundamental part of the education of a clinician, but should be done either with fictional cases or as face-to-face activities to protect patient confidentiality.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Pages (from-to)A1-A3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Confidentiality/standards
  • Curriculum/standards
  • Education, Nursing/methods
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Teaching/standards
  • Writing


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